Kate Winslet has full custody of her kids – ‘None of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads’
She already has Mia, 13, with first husband Jim Threapleton and Joe, 9, with director Sam Mendes. In December she married Rocknroll (he changed his name from Ned Abel Smith and Winslet has said she won’t be changing her name to his!) and “things are wonderful,” she said last month.
She plays a single mum in her new film, Labor Day. “I have admiration for mothers everywhere. Being a parent turns you inside out. It completely transforms your life and, of course, your children are your absolute everything,” she said.
But as for critics of the fact that her three children will have three different fathers, “People go, ‘Oh, my God! Those poor children! They must have gone through so much.’ Says who?” she says in a new interview in Vogue.
“They’ve always been with me,” she says. “They don’t go from pillar to post; they’re not flown here and there with nannies. That’s never happened. My kids don’t go back and forth; none of this 50/50 time with the mums and dads – my children live with me; that is it. That is it!”
The interview doesn’t cover what access her exes do have, although she says her kids have good relationships with their fathers.
What do you think of her custody rules? Every situation is different, but do you think 50/50 custody is important, if it’s possible?